Saturday, June 9, 2007

Leaders of July 28, 1946

Woody Salmon Leads Three-Way Battle for WI Stick Leadership
A three-way battle for Western International baseball league hitting honors put Woody Salmon of Salem in front with an average of .383 through games of July 28.
Bill Barisoff of Bremerton continued as the league's top slugger with a total of 240. Close behind, on the basis of statistics compiled by the Howe News bureau, were Glenn Stetter of Wenatchee with .380 and Ray Orteig of Vancouver with .378. Fourth and fifth places were held by Duane Crawford of Salem with .365 and Dan Amaral of Bremerton with .364 and 27 home runs. He dropped to second place, however, in the runs-batted-in division with 108, compared to 109 for Wenatchee's Dick Adams.
Gene Babbitt of Wenatchee remained the loop's leading pitcher with a record of 13 wins and three losses, adding two to his victory string in the final full week of play in July.
Bremerton monopolized team honors with an all-club batting average of .286, one percentage point ahead of Tacoma, and a fielding average of .956, three percentage points ahead of Vancouver.

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